Monday, October 7, 2013

Tribute To A Departed Cousin - Creative Monday Blog Hop

Kay Davitian
          This week on Creative Monday I pay tribute to my first cousin Kay Davitian who died on October 2, 2013.  She was very creative and made her mark in the fashion industry. A special time for her was when she got the opportunity to make her signature jumpsuits for jazz singer Carmen McRae, Hollywood actress Jane Russell and Frank Sinatra's mom. 
         When she lived in New York she worked for Ce Bon's Fashions on Broadway. Many of her designs were worn by TV and film stars and appeared in the New York Times.  A major achievement for her was when she became the first Jamaican woman to be hired by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
         Her career took her to many countries.  During her 15 year stint as quality control technician for Jones of New York she travelled to 50 of the 90 countries where they had operations. Kay also spent many years in Italy where she worked with top designers.
          In recent years she was the mentor to the designers on the popular Television Jamaica reality show Mission Catwalk. I always looked forward to her emails and phone calls.   Below are some of the beautiful kaftans that she made.




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40 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your pretty cousin was a very achieved lady who lived life to it's fullest. Peace for her soul and God bless you. Thank you so much for the lovely party, Judy dear.
FABBY

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot FABBY! Have a wonderful week.

Trinity Grace said...

My prayers are with you, my dear sister. May God's peace surround you and your family.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Trinty Grace! God Bless.

Sandee said...

Wow, such accomplishments and she was so very beautiful too. I know you'll miss her.

Big healing hugs Judy. ☺

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Sandee. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Jill Shepherd said...

Your cousin sounds like she was an amazing lady! and those kaftans are just beautiful. It certainly sounds like she lived life to the full! What a life to celebrate.

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Jill! Have a wonderful week over there in Australia!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww lovely tribute Judy. Love the clothes she made, she was so beautiful and talented.. hugs and thoughts sent you way ...thanks for co hosting the hop .....

Leovi said...

A moving tribute to a great woman, my condolences.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Leovi!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Claire! I am happy to be co-hosting again.

Louise Oakes said...

Your cousin (and yourself) was/is a very beautiful lady and she led a fascinating life. Those kaftans she designed are beautiful. The first two look like 1920s frocks. Thank you for sharing your cousin with us♡

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Louise! Have a good day!

Paula Miller said...

She sounds like she was an incredibly talented woman!!

Sorry for your loss :(

Michelle Liew said...

Your cousin was a great, creative lady! Those kaftans she did are fabulous! Thanks for sharing, Judy!

mail4rosey said...

She did a beautiful job with her work, no wonder it was so highly esteemed.

This is a nice tribute, Judy!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Paula!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Rosey! Have a great day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Michelle!

Theresa said...

What a stunning woman she was, and she certainly seems to have made the most out of her talents! She seems like a woman who lived life to the fullest. I am sure she is going to be very missed by many. Hugs Judy! I am so sorry for your loss!

Barbara F. said...

Your cousin was very beautiful. My condolences to you and your family. It must have been so exciting and special to see her creativity and work worn by celebs. xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Theresa! I am really glad that Kay lived a full life and was able to use a talent so well.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Barbara.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your cousin was an accomplished and talented woman. Thank you for hosting, friend, even while you are grieving. Saying a prayer for you!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lisa! Have a wonderful week.

Jenn said...

Beautiful tribute Judy, she was a talented, beautiful & accomplished woman!

Kathy Moody said...

So sorry for your loss! What an amazing loss. Prayers for your family!!

Hugs
Kathy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Kathy! Have a great week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Jenn. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Laura Huggins said...

You must be so proud of her. What an amazing woman.

Thoughts are with you all at the moment

Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Blog Hop

Laura x x x

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Laura!

Angel Allen said...

Hi Judy
Thanks for joining us for our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
Sew Crafty Angel

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Angel!

Shawna Williams said...

What a wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing her wonderful lifetime memories. To all of us women who have worked hard to get ahead in the world what an inspiring story. Thank you again for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Shawna.

Sara Silva said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesdays!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sara!

Maria said...

i'm so sorry for your loss, judy. your cousin was beautiful...and the kaftans she made - incredible...i love all the detail and colors. they are truly amazing. what a beautiful tribute. sending love and prayers to you and your family. <3<3<3
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Maria!

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